About: Volker Wissing

Transport 09-05-2022

German transport minister Wissing plans massive increase of e-car subsidies

Germany’s transport ministry plans to almost double e-car subsidies to achieve climate targets, but experts and NGOs criticise the plans as hugely expensive and ineffective, reported business daily Handelsblatt.
Agrifood 02-05-2022

German government mulls limiting biofuel production

Germany's environment and agriculture ministries are apparently currently working on restrictions for the production of biofuels so that more grain can be used as human food as agriculture markets remain strained due to the war in Ukraine. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Technology 14-01-2022

German kick-off for digital transition on hold

Germany's digital transition is delayed as ministries still have not determined where different competencies will lie, despite it, along with climate change, being one of the key focus areas of the new government's coalition agreement.
Electric vehicles 14-01-2022

German transport minister backs electric cars in e-fuel debate

The debate over how best to decarbonise road transport has long pitched synthetic e-fuels against full electrification. In a policy shift, Germany’s transport minister has now said that electric cars have won the race in the EU.
Transport 13-12-2021

Will Germany’s new ‘advocate of the motorists’ surprise with clean mobility shift?

Germany's new transport minister Volker Wissing has raised question marks over the country's lagging transition to clean mobility. But his track record is promising, reported Clean Energy Wire.